It does need to do something
Microsoft has told the world+dog that it is releasing something new on October 12 and the dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell-on-earth yarn claiming that it will be something to do with Microsoft's Surface hardware lineup.
Newer 11th-gen Intel CPU
Microsoft is about to update its compact Surface Laptop Go with a newer 11th-gen Intel CPU (an i5-1135G7), which replaces the 10th-gen model found in the original 2020 laptop.
Surface Laptop Studio and new Surface 8 Pro
Preparing for the upcoming Windows 11 launch, Microsoft has refreshed its Surface lineup with new models, including the all-new Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Pro 8, as well as minor tweaks for some other models, like the Surface Pro X and the Surface Go 3.
Cheapest one yet
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop Go with a 12.4-inch touchscreen for $549, its cheapest and lightest (2.45lbs) laptop.
Filling the gap between Surface Go and Surface Pro
According to the latest rumors, it appears that Microsoft is working on a new 12.5-inch Surface laptop that will cost less.
Should be out this year
Microsoft’s Surface team are working with AMD for the lightweight Windows 10 Surface to put the latest Ryzen 5s under the bonnet.
Review: Qualcomm (Microsoft) SQ1 ARM SoC inside
The day has finally arrived. A high-end design based on Qualcomm’s promising 8CX processor is finally shipping. Two weeks ago, it started shipping in the US, and just a few days ago the first systems shipped to customers in Europe.
Tuned up and rebranded
A Microsoft hardware event revealed the latest Intel, ARM and AMD based products and Surface Pro X based on ARM caught a lot of attentio. To set things straight, the Microsoft SQ1 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX.
Android-based Duo and Windows-based Neo
In addition to new Surface 2-in-1s and laptops that are already available for pre-order and should be shipping later in October, Microsoft unveiled two interesting dual-screen devices that will be coming in late 2020, the Surface Duo and the Surface Neo.
AMD powered 15-inch Surface and Intel-powered 13- and 15-inch
Rumor has it that Microsoft will show an updated Surface Pro based on the Snapdragon 8CX Compute Platform, steering away from the usual Intel-only update. There will also be a 15 inch AMD version so Microsoft is definitely opening up to diverse manufacturers.